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Title: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on September 28, 2014, 08:31:39 PM
A few are even close by:

Arcades around the World (http://mashable.com/2014/09/28/arcades-around-the-world/)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on September 28, 2014, 09:08:59 PM
A couple of them are reachable.  Back before they cleaned up Times Square, I  used to take the PATH train over (35 cents) and spend the day at the penny arcades.
NH and NJ are certainly doable.  (Not sure it is ever worth it to ride to NJ though)
Title: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Speedmasterjoel on September 28, 2014, 09:37:05 PM
I have to agree on NJ. But I've read about the place up in NH and it looks pretty cool. This would be way up my ally.


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Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on September 28, 2014, 09:53:03 PM
http://www.funspotnh.com/ (http://www.funspotnh.com/)

Laconia arcade web site.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on November 12, 2014, 06:42:28 AM
Time to start tossing out ideas for future rides.  After the holidays there will be a couple lunches to gather opinions on what we might do in the coming season. 
Looks like the "long ride" will be Great Lakes, including Canada, Passport required.  Weekend selections are still up in the air.  Food destinations always welcome, and past suggestions will make the list insofar as I can find them.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on November 16, 2014, 03:05:25 AM
A destination for every state...
http://www.weather.com/travel/most-stunning-natural-wonder-every-state-20140523 (http://www.weather.com/travel/most-stunning-natural-wonder-every-state-20140523)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Tazman2 on November 18, 2014, 12:12:06 PM
This is a good place as any as it refers to "next year". Long story short. I'm taking the plunge and tossing in the towel and moving to Georgia mid January ish. Jan 9th is my last "official" employed date here in liberal Malloy ville! Staying with my parents till things settle job wise hoping to find something before I leave BUT as most of you know without being there for physical interviews its REALLY hard to get anything soooo. Ironically #1 in Alabama is 75 miles from where I will be initially! :D
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on November 18, 2014, 04:05:25 PM
Good luck Taz, I'll miss you.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: SkiMan on November 18, 2014, 08:40:38 PM
"Ironically #1 in Alabama is 75 miles........"

Hmmmm, is #1 a girl friend?

Gonna miss you Taz!!!!
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Tazman2 on November 19, 2014, 11:15:10 AM
LOL #1 in a destination for every state! ;) I'll miss you guys too!! I'll update my Instagram and try to do the Blog after I finally settle and ride/see more "cool" places! :)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on November 19, 2014, 05:06:07 PM
LOL #1 in a destination for every state port! ;) I'll miss you guys too!! I'll update my Instagram and try to do the Blog after I finally settle and ride/see more "cool" places! :)

FIFY - Remember who your dealing with here.   :naughty:

Good Luck with the move and enjoy the nice roads (no more frost heaves).
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Ken on November 19, 2014, 06:46:45 PM
I'll miss you, Taz.  I've much enjoyed your perspective on things--and appreciated your views on a range of social and political issues.  In addition to your views on motorcycles and motorcycling.  Great sense of humor too.  Didn't even seem to mind the occasional Polish joke!  Best wishes.
 
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Tazman2 on November 20, 2014, 10:20:59 AM
You would think Mossy! They are in the 20s over night this last week too!  :o And indeed Ken but at least you won't have to deal with my shitty grammar anymore!  :naughty: I'll still poke in from time to time I'm sure! Whenever/if you guys decide to do another down south run let me know! I can always try to meet up with you guys wherever even if its just for a few days!  :P
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on December 21, 2014, 08:04:32 PM
The subject had come up about the 1000 mile radius from Hartford vs Houston.  I'm reposting for the curious.

(http://www.ctriders.org/gallery/113_21_12_14_8_02_56.jpeg)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on December 21, 2014, 08:07:20 PM
There is some fine early season riding in Tennessee and Kentucky, and great mid season riding in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on December 21, 2014, 10:23:36 PM
It is about 910 miles from both Houston and New London to Fort Knox KY.  Just sayin'
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on January 04, 2015, 04:10:15 PM
For an RTE
(http://www.ride-ct.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Q-with-bike-wide-600x400.jpg)

http://www.qsmokingoodfood.com/ (http://www.qsmokingoodfood.com/)

http://www.ride-ct.com/?p=12224 (http://www.ride-ct.com/?p=12224)   (link on Riding NE)

In Springfield
The restaurant, which touts “Smokin’ Good Food” and serves up “Real Southern BBQ,” is directly across the street from what was once the Indian factory.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: SkiMan on January 04, 2015, 04:49:04 PM
An overnight consideration.......

http://owlshead.org/ (http://owlshead.org/)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on January 04, 2015, 06:39:34 PM
I have owlshead on my list of potential rides.  I would like to do this.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Tazman2 on January 14, 2015, 01:40:02 PM
Wow that looks like a wicked ride!! And I see a lighthouse on google maps! :O
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on January 14, 2015, 05:23:32 PM
292 miles from Colchester (non highway) so more like a three days.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on January 14, 2015, 05:28:09 PM
Only if you actually want to see the museum.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on January 14, 2015, 06:48:27 PM
Only if you actually want to see the museum.
.

Or want to ride around the area.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Tazman2 on January 14, 2015, 07:01:47 PM
^ Siiiiiiiiiiii
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on August 24, 2015, 10:30:02 PM
Do we need to go to Utah?
(http://www.ctriders.org/gallery/113_24_08_15_10_29_15.jpeg)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on August 28, 2015, 11:44:25 PM
Sure  :naughty:
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on August 29, 2015, 08:50:55 AM
There are some great things out West, but the idea of vast expanses of boring country to traverse are not that appealing.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: SkiMan on August 29, 2015, 07:30:39 PM
Cross country is still on my list though!
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on October 15, 2015, 08:23:42 PM
What To Pack For Your Motorcycle Trip - Moto Adventures

https://rideapart.com/articles/moto-adventures-101-pack-motorcycle-trip
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: SkiMan on October 15, 2015, 09:03:49 PM
What To Pack For Your Motorcycle Trip - Moto Adventures

Some interesting choices in clothing ;)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 02, 2016, 05:56:48 PM
the epic rides site:

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/epic-motorcycle-rides (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/epic-motorcycle-rides)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on March 02, 2016, 07:48:58 PM
I am still thinking Nova Scotia

Here's a ride report on STN (http://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,114145.0.html)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h319/Acadian_Rider/NS%202015/001.jpg)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 02, 2016, 09:10:52 PM
Very good trip report, but how much of the riding is dull roads?
Title: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Jeff on March 03, 2016, 10:54:19 AM
I can say that the trip to the border was a crappy one if you want to make it there in a decent amount of time. We headed up the highway to Bangor and then east. We did about 500 miles the first day. My rear tire had a decent flat spot just from that day.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on March 03, 2016, 06:42:45 PM
I can say that the trip to the border was a crappy one if you want to make it there in a decent amount of time. We headed up the highway to Bangor and then east. We did about 500 miles the first day. My rear tire had a decent flat spot just from that day.

My initial planning is 3 (2.5?) days there, 3(4) days to ride around and 3 days back
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 03, 2016, 06:52:39 PM
I'm not saying no, we managed some good riding heading up to Maine.
Title: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Jeff on March 03, 2016, 07:25:09 PM
You can definitely take nice roads to Maine but they're usually up into NH then head over into Maine. I'd say 2.5 days and you can get over to the border rather easily. We crossed the border over in Calais Maine. Head up 16 in NH then out 2 into Maine. We headed up 95 which sucked, then east on 9.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 03, 2016, 08:00:39 PM
Yeah, its doing the stretch of 95 I would just as soon miss, even if it takes a bit longer.  We did OK with the crossings last time, and we probably crossed too many times.  Maybe I can catch up with the band from Prince Edward island I've been following around. (Ten Strings and a Goatskin).
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 04, 2016, 09:09:30 PM
awesome rides, some we have done, Natchez Trace is possible.

https://roadtrippers.com/stories/hit-the-road-7-iconic-road-trips?lat=40.80972&lng=-96.67528&z=5
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on March 05, 2016, 08:53:32 AM
awesome rides, some we have done, Natchez Trace is possible.

[url]https://roadtrippers.com/stories/hit-the-road-7-iconic-road-trips?lat=40.80972&lng=-96.67528&z=5[/url] ([url]https://roadtrippers.com/stories/hit-the-road-7-iconic-road-trips?lat=40.80972&lng=-96.67528&z=5[/url])


Maybe for Jerry,

Natchez Trace Parkway, All-American Road • Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/byways/byways/2285/maps)


(http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/byways/Uploads/static_maps/000/000/429/NatchezTrace.png)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 05, 2016, 10:08:52 PM
Or a 3000 mile loop.  If we made it 4000, we could visit Jerry.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: SkiMan on March 06, 2016, 08:35:28 PM
Best Road Trip Ever, According to Science

http://m.wimp.com/best-road-trip-ever-united-states/ (http://m.wimp.com/best-road-trip-ever-united-states/)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 06, 2016, 09:28:22 PM
I need more vacation.  Oh, and more money.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on March 07, 2016, 07:07:20 PM
Best Road Trip Ever, According to Science

[url]http://m.wimp.com/best-road-trip-ever-united-states/[/url] ([url]http://m.wimp.com/best-road-trip-ever-united-states/[/url])


Not for me in the next 13 years, but than maybe.   :naughty: :naughty:
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on March 13, 2016, 07:21:40 PM
New England Motorcycle Museum

(http://www.ctriders.org/gallery/6554_13_03_16_7_20_37.png)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 13, 2016, 08:04:37 PM
I am curious to see the place. Hope you were not going for the tag.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 16, 2016, 03:43:32 PM
Top 5 roads

https://docs.com/bill-belei/4454/top-5-northeast-motorcycle-roads-2015-edition?c=74kd8m
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: SkiMan on March 16, 2016, 06:14:57 PM
Those are all doable with two of them day rides!
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on March 16, 2016, 07:14:12 PM
I've been wanting to ride in central PA for a while.
Title: Some ideas for next year
Post by: oilhed on March 16, 2016, 10:11:12 PM

I've been wanting to ride in central PA for a while.

Me too.  Centralia, Grand Canyon, Wellsboro!


MarkF aka OILHED
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 16, 2016, 10:22:58 PM
If we head down south via US 209 we come pretty close to Centralia.  We did that a couple years back, but they have the town pretty much barricaded off.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on July 29, 2016, 05:50:17 PM
Motorcycle Travel Ideas: Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses

http://www.fuzzygalore.com/2016/07/motorcycle-travel-ideas-mid-atlantic-lighthouses/ (http://www.fuzzygalore.com/2016/07/motorcycle-travel-ideas-mid-atlantic-lighthouses/)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on August 04, 2016, 08:27:56 PM
Motorcycle Travel Ideas: Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses

[url]http://www.fuzzygalore.com/2016/07/motorcycle-travel-ideas-mid-atlantic-lighthouses/[/url] ([url]http://www.fuzzygalore.com/2016/07/motorcycle-travel-ideas-mid-atlantic-lighthouses/[/url])


Set up some dates and let me know.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on August 04, 2016, 10:36:01 PM
My August is already too full, but Sept has possibilities.  There is the Mid Hudson food and wine fest, Hunter Mountain, VT waterfalls, and now lighthouses.  I'm going to have to look at the calendar, see what dates we can do, and then pick the ride and develop it.  August might still offer a dayride, but I am meeting my goal of many music festivals this summer.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on August 05, 2016, 04:18:50 PM
Kinda of late notice

How about a meetup tomm.

Yankee Chapter National Meet 2016, August 5-6, Hebron Lions Fairground (http://www.yankeechapter.org/hebron.shtml)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on August 05, 2016, 07:31:36 PM
Tomorrow is spoken for on the early side and the late side, and supposed to be wet.  I did have a chunk of free day, but the weather report weighs against a ride.  If it looks better tomorrow, maybe.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on August 05, 2016, 07:49:02 PM
When did you think you would be there?  Not like Hebron is so far.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on August 06, 2016, 08:00:08 AM
between 10 and 11?
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on August 06, 2016, 08:27:58 AM
Looks like we have until about 2

(http://www.ctriders.org/gallery/6554_06_08_16_8_30_16.png)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on August 17, 2016, 08:24:39 PM
10 Prettiest Coastal Towns in New England

https://newengland.com/today/travel/new-england/vacations/10-prettiest-coastal-towns-in-new-england/?mqsc=ED3846355&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=NewEnglandNetworkNew%20England%20Today&utm_campaign=08-17-2016%20Today
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: GerryP on August 18, 2016, 04:07:05 PM
Over the years I've been to 7 of the 10 (but not by bike).
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on August 19, 2016, 08:28:54 PM
Ohio rides

http://athensohio.com/category/where-to-play/ohios-windy-9/ (http://athensohio.com/category/where-to-play/ohios-windy-9/)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on August 22, 2016, 05:48:15 PM
Where the castles are in CT

https://newengland.com/today/travel/new-england/things-to-do/new-england-castles/?mqsc=ED3846894&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=NewEnglandNetworkNew%20England%20Today&utm_campaign=08-22-2016%20Today
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on August 26, 2016, 05:46:15 PM
good to know:

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Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on August 29, 2016, 09:42:47 PM
There is always the Borscht Belt museum in Hurleyville NY

http://www.scnyhistory.org/index.php/about-us-sp-71491338/museum/exhibits/726-new-exhibit-the-borscht-belt-opens-sunday-july-3rd (http://www.scnyhistory.org/index.php/about-us-sp-71491338/museum/exhibits/726-new-exhibit-the-borscht-belt-opens-sunday-july-3rd)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on August 31, 2016, 04:40:44 PM

10 Best Seaside Inns in New England

https://newengland.com/today/travel/new-england/places-to-stay/10-best-seaside-inns-in-new-england/?mqsc=DF3848007&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=NewEnglandNetworkNew%20England%20Focus&utm_campaign=08-31-2016%20Focus%20KRC
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on August 31, 2016, 04:46:34 PM
We Dare You To Take This Road Trip To Connecticut’s Most Abandoned Places

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/connecticut/abandoned-trip-ct/ (http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/connecticut/abandoned-trip-ct/)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on September 01, 2016, 08:04:13 PM
need a tag?

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/connecticut/roadside-attractions-ct/?utm_medium=bsts&utm_source=connecticut&utm_campaign=bsts (http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/connecticut/roadside-attractions-ct/?utm_medium=bsts&utm_source=connecticut&utm_campaign=bsts)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on September 02, 2016, 08:31:08 PM
Hey Barry, Lots of good ideas, how about posting a ride?   :naughty:
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on September 03, 2016, 03:01:53 PM
This has proven, at best, to be an exercise in frustration.
Title: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Jeff on September 03, 2016, 05:15:43 PM
I know, post up a real ride. A nice 200 mile day that most people can venture to the starting point easily. Throw a burger joint or general store in the middle somewhere for some grub. Just a thought.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: oilhed on September 06, 2016, 10:03:51 AM
I know, post up a real ride. A nice 200 mile day that most people can venture to the starting point easily. Throw a burger joint or general store in the middle somewhere for some grub. Just a thought.

If there is a unique sandwich joint I would happily rider 200 miles to meet anyone there!
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on September 06, 2016, 07:53:23 PM
Would this do?  (Storrs)

Welcome to Dog Lane Café, Northeastern Connecticut’s newest European/American café, offering something for everyone from early morning to late at night.

Our menu and our daily specials emphasize seasonal, local and freshly-prepared food, all made to order. Sample from our wide variety of sandwiches, grilled items and freshly tossed salads or help yourself to coffee at our self-service coffee bar — where you get to make it the way you like it.

Relax in our comfortable dining room or during warm months enjoy outdoor dining on the patios on both Storrs Road and Dog Lane. Whether you are in hurry or want to take some time and relax with friends, our style of service lets you set your own pace.

https://doglanecafe.com/menu/
Title: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Jeff on September 06, 2016, 08:12:01 PM
That's the same people who own the Vanilla Bean, so you'll know what to expect. That place is super busy now with kids back in school.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on September 06, 2016, 09:16:48 PM
I'm open to suggestions.  I had just googled best sandwich, and eliminated ones that were not nice to ride to.  I'll keep looking, and will try to make a proposal for later this month.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on September 06, 2016, 10:06:34 PM
Ekonk Hill for a bit of Thanksgiving action?
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: GerryP on September 07, 2016, 05:50:47 AM
Ekonk Hill for a bit of Thanksgiving action?

Like the Turkey Sundae..
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: oilhed on September 07, 2016, 07:15:09 AM
I'm open to suggestions.  I had just googled best sandwich, and eliminated ones that were not nice to ride to.  I'll keep looking, and will try to make a proposal for later this month.

MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub
52 S Main St, Chester, VT 05143
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Jeff on September 07, 2016, 09:15:22 AM
MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub
52 S Main St, Chester, VT 05143

That's more along the lines of what I was talking about. Here's another.

http://www.westmorelandvillagerestaurant.com
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on September 07, 2016, 03:53:55 PM
So the next question would be who might be interested?
Figure late Sept, early Oct, Chester VT ride would be based on rt 169, Westmoreland would be based on rt 32, meet up spot based on who is interested?
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on September 07, 2016, 05:05:57 PM
plan your foliage trip:

https://newengland.com/today/seasons/fall/weekend-foliage-planner-new-england-fall-trips/?mqsc=ED3848739&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=NewEnglandNetworkNew%20England%20Today&utm_campaign=Today%2009-07-2016
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on October 31, 2016, 03:35:25 PM
http://www.wrightmuseum.org/index.html (http://www.wrightmuseum.org/index.html)

might be too long for a day ride, but 2 days could make it an interesting trip.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on October 31, 2016, 08:16:18 PM
How about a one day ride to Newburgh NY

Motorcyclepedia Museum (http://www.motorcyclepediamuseum.org)

(http://i1.wp.com/www.motorcyclepediamuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/dedion-005.png?resize=300%2C245)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on October 31, 2016, 08:20:55 PM
or we find out who owns this and go pay him a visit   :naughty:

zoom in

https://goo.gl/maps/kbMrLxjpB4s (https://goo.gl/maps/kbMrLxjpB4s)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on October 31, 2016, 08:32:39 PM
The race track?
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on October 31, 2016, 08:33:20 PM
Newburgh is an easy day ride, but a rotten town.  I have done that museum a few times, it is worth the ride.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: SkiMan on October 31, 2016, 09:16:39 PM
[url]http://www.wrightmuseum.org/index.html[/url] ([url]http://www.wrightmuseum.org/index.html[/url])

might be too long for a day ride, but 2 days could make it an interesting trip.


This might be a good ride for next spring/summer
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on November 01, 2016, 08:41:49 PM
The race track?

Someone's personal race track.  Look in the driveway of the house to the upper left of the track.  Maybe if I win a big power ball lottery  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on November 01, 2016, 10:11:22 PM
keep dreaming.  You'll be lucky to collect your social security.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on November 02, 2016, 08:44:31 PM
keep dreaming.  You'll be lucky to collect your social security.

Not counting on it  :barry:
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on November 07, 2016, 06:50:37 PM
The spooky VT ride

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/vermont/spooky-road-trip-vt/ (http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/vermont/spooky-road-trip-vt/)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on December 12, 2016, 05:09:02 PM
Best diners in NE

https://newengland.com/today/travel/new-england/best-diners-new-england/?mqsc=ED3861984&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=NewEnglandNetworkNew%20England%20Today&utm_campaign=Today%2012-12-2016
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Mossyrocks on December 12, 2016, 07:53:32 PM
Best diners in NE

[url]https://newengland.com/today/travel/new-england/best-diners-new-england/?mqsc=ED3861984&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=NewEnglandNetworkNew%20England%20Today&utm_campaign=Today%2012-12-2016[/url] ([url]https://newengland.com/today/travel/new-england/best-diners-new-england/?mqsc=ED3861984&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=NewEnglandNetworkNew%20England%20Today&utm_campaign=Today%2012-12-2016[/url])


Here's the RTE list for the next couple of rides:


Laurel Diner in Southbury, CT. (http://thelaureldiner.com/)

Jigger’s Hill and Harbour Diner in East Greenwich, RI. (http://www.jiggersdiner.com/)

Dottie’s Diner in Woodbury, CT. (http://www.dottiesdiner.com/)

Modern Diner in Pawtucket, RI. (https://moderndinerri.com/)

O’Rourke’s Diner in Middletown CT. (http://www.orourkesmiddletown.com/)

Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on December 12, 2016, 08:00:44 PM
RTE was what I was thinking when I saw the list.  They make TUMS for a reason.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: GerryP on December 12, 2016, 09:29:58 PM
  I've been to 3 of the 15.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: oilhed on December 13, 2016, 11:03:10 AM
Here's the RTE list for the next couple of rides:

O’Rourke’s Diner in Middletown CT. ([url]http://www.orourkesmiddletown.com/[/url])


Been there, done that
.  Not up to the hype unless you like waiting outside.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on January 04, 2017, 09:39:52 PM
NE prettiest mountain towns

https://newengland.com/today/travel/new-england/mountains/prettiest-mountain-towns-new-england/?mqsc=ED3865335&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=NewEnglandNetworkNew%20England%20Today&utm_campaign=Today%2001-04-2017
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: oilhed on January 11, 2017, 01:40:38 PM
Weekend in WV?

http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=4413.0 (http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=4413.0)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on January 12, 2017, 07:02:54 AM
Still planning on heading to the Gulf.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: GerryP on January 12, 2017, 05:32:36 PM
Still planning on heading to the Gulf.

Which one?
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on January 12, 2017, 10:34:14 PM
of Mexico.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on January 18, 2017, 10:33:58 PM
http://www.flwinefest.com/?homepage=true (http://www.flwinefest.com/?homepage=true)

just an early hint.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on February 08, 2017, 06:59:44 PM
Most Haunted Hotels in New England

https://newengland.com/today/travel/new-england/things-to-do/best-haunted-hotels-and-inns-in-new-england/?mqsc=ED3870946&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=NewEnglandNetworkNew%20England%20Today&utm_campaign=Today%2002-08-2017
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: SkiMan on February 11, 2017, 09:52:57 PM
They didn't list that haunted house with all the dolls we stayed at in NH on the kangamangus
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on February 11, 2017, 10:27:26 PM
Only seemed haunted to us
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 06, 2017, 04:43:06 PM
Best New England mountain towns

https://newengland.com/today/travel/new-england/mountains/prettiest-mountain-towns-new-england/?mqsc=DF3875233&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=NewEnglandNetworkNew%20England%20Focus&utm_campaign=Focus%2003-06-2017%20Bethel%20Inn
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: GerryP on March 06, 2017, 06:30:55 PM
Best New England mountain towns

https://newengland.com/today/travel/new-england/mountains/prettiest-mountain-towns-new-england/?mqsc=DF3875233&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=NewEnglandNetworkNew%20England%20Focus&utm_campaign=Focus%2003-06-2017%20Bethel%20Inn

Been to  Keene
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: oilhed on March 07, 2017, 11:14:33 AM
Best New England mountain towns

[url]https://newengland.com/today/travel/new-england/mountains/prettiest-mountain-towns-new-england/?mqsc=DF3875233&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=NewEnglandNetworkNew%20England%20Focus&utm_campaign=Focus%2003-06-2017%20Bethel%20Inn[/url] ([url]https://newengland.com/today/travel/new-england/mountains/prettiest-mountain-towns-new-england/?mqsc=DF3875233&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=NewEnglandNetworkNew%20England%20Focus&utm_campaign=Focus%2003-06-2017%20Bethel%20Inn[/url])


I've always been partial to Bristol, VT

(http://www.emeraldrosegifts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/bristol-vtstretch.jpg)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: GerryP on March 07, 2017, 05:08:37 PM
I've always been partial to Bristol, VT

([url]http://www.emeraldrosegifts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/bristol-vtstretch.jpg[/url])


Mark,

I'm going to be in Bennington, VT from 5/31 - 6/4 for the Bennington Triumph Bash (all bikes are welcome).
linky = http://www.armchaircommando.org/bennington/BenningtonTriumphBash/Home.html (http://www.armchaircommando.org/bennington/BenningtonTriumphBash/Home.html)

Bristol looks to be a 2+ hr ride from Bennington.  Any recommendations on things to do, places to eat etc, etc.

Gerry
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: oilhed on March 08, 2017, 09:28:38 AM
I always ride RT 100 up to the Brandon Gap then zig zag the gaps.
73, 125 & 17.  The Lincoln Gap isn't numbered and gravel on top.
The Warren Store off 100 in Warren is a great lunch stop.
Title: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Jeff on March 08, 2017, 12:16:47 PM
Gravel!? Oh my word, not gravel! We rode Lincoln, I never heard the end of it.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: oilhed on March 08, 2017, 12:56:51 PM
Gravel!? Oh my word, not gravel! We rode Lincoln, I never heard the end of it.

http://youtu.be/74gBQLLYEkA (http://youtu.be/74gBQLLYEkA)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: Jeff on March 08, 2017, 02:47:11 PM
Oh no video needed for me! We rode through it and I thought it was great, just others weren't as thrilled about it.

That's the type of riding I really like, hence the Tiger XCx. We rode the PDR last year from start to finish and it was a blast. We did a little exploring off of that which started as two track then turned to single then got to the point where we needed a dirt bike so we turned around.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 08, 2017, 08:15:11 PM
Gravel!? Oh my word, not gravel! We rode Lincoln, I never heard the end of it.
We have been quiet about it, but now that you bring it up....
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 08, 2017, 09:15:28 PM
The 14 Best BBQ Sandwiches In Vermont And Where To Find Them

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/vermont/bbq-sandwich-vt/ (http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/vermont/bbq-sandwich-vt/)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: GerryP on March 09, 2017, 06:20:51 AM
The 14 Best BBQ Sandwiches In Vermont And Where To Find Them

[url]http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/vermont/bbq-sandwich-vt/[/url] ([url]http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/vermont/bbq-sandwich-vt/[/url])

Been to Top of the Hill Grill a couple of times via the Bennington Bash Friday BBQ ride. 
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: oilhed on March 09, 2017, 08:14:46 AM
Been to Top of the Hill Grill a couple of times via the Bennington Bash Friday BBQ ride. 

That's close enough for a day trip!
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 09, 2017, 06:13:17 PM
I agree, Top of the Hill IS a day trip.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 27, 2017, 06:54:09 PM
The last New England Howard Johnson restaurant.

https://newengland.com/today/living/new-england-history/howard-johnsons-restaurant/?mqsc=ED3878602&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=NewEnglandNetworkNew%20England%20Today&utm_campaign=Today%2003-27-2017
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: GerryP on March 28, 2017, 07:11:57 AM
The last New England Howard Johnson restaurant.

https://newengland.com/today/living/new-england-history/howard-johnsons-restaurant/?mqsc=ED3878602&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=NewEnglandNetworkNew%20England%20Today&utm_campaign=Today%2003-27-2017

Lots of good memories (although OLD ones) of eating at HoJo's. 
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: oilhed on March 28, 2017, 08:36:20 AM
The last New England Howard Johnson restaurant.

I'll have the clam strips with fries, please.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: GerryP on March 28, 2017, 11:29:36 AM
I'll have the clam strips with fries, please.

my fav was the peppermint stick ice cream.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: SkiMan on March 28, 2017, 02:28:13 PM
Places to Visit (you'll get the idea)......

1. Hill Farmstead Brewery, Greensboro, VT
2. Prohibition Pig Brewery, Waterbury, VT
3. The Alchemist, Stowe, VT
4. Good Measure Brewing, Northfield, VT
5. Lost Nation Brewery, Morristown, VT
6. Caledonia Spirits (Barr Hill) Distillery, Hardwick, VT
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 28, 2017, 03:49:08 PM
What is the latest on The Alchemist?
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on March 28, 2017, 07:36:17 PM
The Mountain Coaster In Massachusetts That Will Take You On A Ride Of A Lifetime

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/massachusetts/mountain-coaster-ma/ (http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/massachusetts/mountain-coaster-ma/)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: SkiMan on March 28, 2017, 08:02:12 PM
What is the latest on The Alchemist?

They're open

https://alchemistbeer.com/
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on August 07, 2017, 04:49:41 PM
White Mountain Escape: Riding the Kancamagus Highway

http://ridermagazine.com/2017/08/05/white-mountain-escape-riding-the-kancamagus-highway/ (http://ridermagazine.com/2017/08/05/white-mountain-escape-riding-the-kancamagus-highway/)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on August 15, 2017, 09:17:37 PM
15 best small towns in CT

https://www.thecrazytourist.com/15-best-small-towns-visit-connecticut/ (https://www.thecrazytourist.com/15-best-small-towns-visit-connecticut/)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on August 19, 2017, 10:34:57 PM
If this is the best burger in CT, I will pass.

The Best Burger (Or Darn Close To It) In Your State
7 of 51
Connecticut: K. LaMay’s
Classic Connecticut burgers are steamed, and K. LaMay’s is one of the original steamers. Steaming the burgers (with the top bun already on the patty) does give the dish a somewhat unusual consistency, but it is quite pleasing. Add some cheddar, and you have a state specialty.

Personally, I would go to the Denison Farmer market on Sunday in Mystic at noon and get a burger from Ed.  Better yet , get a cheeseburger with a half inch thick slice of cheddar on it.  Or my favorite, a Kelly Dog (hot dog shaped kielbasa) with caramelized onion.
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: barrypz on April 07, 2018, 09:08:16 PM
Beercation?  3 in easy reach!!

http://room5.trivago.com/craft-beer-travel-beercation-hotels/ (http://room5.trivago.com/craft-beer-travel-beercation-hotels/)
Title: Re: Some ideas for next year
Post by: oilhed on April 07, 2018, 09:51:19 PM
If this is the best burger in CT, I will pass.

The Best Burger (Or Darn Close To It) In Your State
7 of 51
Connecticut: K. LaMay’s
Classic Connecticut burgers are steamed, and K. LaMay’s is one of the original steamers. Steaming the burgers (with the top bun already on the patty) does give the dish a somewhat unusual consistency, but it is quite pleasing. Add some cheddar, and you have a state specialty.

Personally, I would go to the Denison Farmer market on Sunday in Mystic at noon and get a burger from Ed.  Better yet , get a cheeseburger with a half inch thick slice of cheddar on it.  Or my favorite, a Kelly Dog (hot dog shaped kielbasa) with caramelized onion.

A steamed cheeseburger is an aquired taste.  No blood, no rare meat.  But good cheese really comes thru!.  I love K.Lemay's and Ted's, too.  But I prefer a rare blackened beef patty with blue cheese crumbles on a bulky roll any day.  Did someone say hot dog?  Don't get me started....